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are ukraine as pro and anti-russia clouds clash, ethnic tensions threatening to explode. chris christie joking about his political troubles. >>> terrorists rushing an airplane cockpit. the chilling video dramatizes just how quickly it could happen. why some are arguing that post-9/11 security measures still aren't enough. i'm wolf blitzer. you near "the situation room." >>> the fbi had a source inside al qaeda with direct access to osama bin laden eight years before the 9/11 attacks. the "washington times" reports the source learned what bin laden was looking to finance attacks inside the united states and that the information helped foil a plot against a target in los angeles. let's bring in our national security analyst, the al qaeda expert, peter bergen, who actually met with bin laden back in 1997. pretty explosive indications here. the fbi was sitting on a source close to bin laden but apparently never shared that information with all the committees investigating what happened. >> yeah. it's extraordinary, wolf. think about literally hundreds of thousands of man and woman hours that went
for this aggression. today on fox news rudy giuliani took time away from defending chris christie to praise vladimir putin. >> putin decides what he wants to do, and he does it in half a day. he makes a decision, and he executes it. quickly. then everybody reacts. that's what you call a leader. president obama, got to think about it, he's got to go over it again. he's got to talk to more people about it. >> ah, yes. a man whose governing jurisdiction never extended beyond new york harbor, who doesn't understand the difference between a leader and a dictator. joining me now, steve clemons, washington editor at large for the "atlantic" and an msnbc contributor, and david rodin, investigator reporter for reuters. steve, on the political front i was struck by eric cantor today, whose statement reads as if it was something issued in the 1970s or the 1980s in congress whenever there o'would be a foreign crisis or hot spot involving the soviet union, it had that bipartisan unity. it was exactly out of the old playbook of the way congress would support a president in this situation. >> i mean, we should app
. okay governor christie, give it to us. it's wednesday, february 26th and this is "now." >>> chris christie appeared at a town hall. his second since the george washington bridge scandal. >> governor jan brewer is feeling more pressure over the state's controversial religious freedom bill. >> governor brewer has until the end of the week. >> this was such a needless battle. republicans in arizona put on the front page. >> new numbers released today reflected advice that christie has come to occupy. >> new jerseyians are a really funny people. >> it may be the best clue we have. >> arizona is in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. >> why create drama around this? >> my job is not to be the entertainer in chief. my job is to tell you folks the truth. >> actually, get the sense that he's given up on any idea of running for president. >> it's like your 13-year-old son's science experiment. >> sign it or veto it. >> every second she doesn't veto is is a black mark on the state of arizona. >> as governor, i don't have a magic wand. some daisy hit the lights right, some days i don't.
that up. now, on bridgegate you recently wrote about chris christie and bridgegate, chris christie the amateur is the title. it appears to be not an aberration, but merely an ugly example of a method of operation that utilized all the brute force of the political machine and none of its finesse. so it looked like the christie gang was -- they thought they were caught in tammany hall, but they didn't understand the finesse part. >> exactly. they were amateurs. you pointed out on the show several times. for example, when the christie team released that ridiculous press release that attacked wildstein's high school record and such. i remember you sort of said who are these people? and that's precisely the question that should be asked. the thing is, chris christie, and others in american politics have sought to demonize politics. they prosecuted politics. they've looked upon our fellow politicians, not as colleagues, but as people sho should be on a perp walk. when you start looking at politics that way, when you look at the person opposite of you as a prospective felon, things don't
. we'll be talking today about a lot of other news, chris christie defended his handselling of hurricane sandy at a town hall this morning. we'll have a new jersey political insider's take. and we'll take you all the way to afghanistan where our troops are reacting to today's news about their fate in the country and on the two-year anniversary of trayvon martin's death, we'll dive deep into the community in the heart of his story. stay with us. >>> i'm meteorologist bill karins. across the country, the cold is the big story, but we also have a rainstorm headed into california, which is great for the drought. we're also watching light snow head through the midatlantic today. from d.c. to philadelphia, a coating of light snow is possible, but the cold is the dominant story this week. look at minneapolis and chicago today, bitterly cold for this time of year. a hotel policy that allows you to eat all that you can. the hotel gym is short for gymnasium. the hotel pool is usually filled with water. and the best dot com for booking hotels, is hotels.com. it's on the internet, but y
states. a defiant chris christie says he will not let the hysteria over the new jersey bridgegate scandal distract him from what he calls his real job or his second-term agenda. the governor has denied knowing anything about the politically motivated lane closings at the george washington bridge. in a radio interview wednesday, christie was asked about the impact of the state legislature's investigation. >> of course it distracts, but it doesn't prevent us from doing our job. i mean, sure, because if you spent any amount of time on it during any day, that's time that you otherwise would be spending on something else. so, of course, to some extent, but it's an important thing to have to look into and get to the bottom of, and as i've said before, we'll spend the time that we need to spend on it, on appropriate investigations, and then when we have all the information we need, we'll put it out to the public. >> governor christie acknowledged that his approval numbers have dropped considerably, but he says they're still better than most governors across the country. >>> all right, we're gett
the lane closures. >> not one. >> challenge chris christie to hold the next town hall at temple beth shalom. >> different wheels in motion. >> residents may be waiting for in ex-shoe to drop. >> all the stuff to come out. >> what do you do? grab them by the ankles and shake them upside down? >> the governor will have to explain why he put such people around. >> my job is to be the adult in the room. i have an obligation to tell you all the truth, no matter what. >> nightmare traffic, irate motorists, medical emergencies, today, we are hearing the sounds of crisis in just-leads 911 calls recorded during last september's surprise four-day closings of lanes leading to the george washington brim. >> somebody hurt? >> that is just a sampling of the 28 hours of emergency calls released today as part of the investigation into what happened during the epic four-day traffic jam now known as bridgegate. and while the calls do not counter previous reports that no one died and no major medical attention was dedelayed due to the lane closures, they do help to highlight the very real lives at stake and t
in cripple yeah. crimea. >>> we have a report on where the chris christie is headed. you'll want to stick around for that late they are morning. we begin with the crisis in ukraine and president obama's 90-minute phone call with russian president vladimir putin late yesterday. that conversation president obama told president putin that the u.s. may have to boycott the upcoming g-8 summit in russia and threaten ed further action f russia does not the withdraw troops from ukrainian territory of crimea. we'll go to the white house for the latest on that in a moment. first more on the events moving at break neck speed in ukraine this weekend as indicated by the substance of that phone call. russian forces have been taking over crimea apparently without firing a single shot. without even appearing to be russian forces, for that matter. long lines of tanks and trucks and soldiers wearing uniforms without any identifying marks moving into critical areas of the southern ukraine territory of crimea, a section of the former soviet republic that juts out into the black sea which makes it strategical
, hours ago, chris christie held another town hall but instead of facing tough questions about bridgegate, the new jersey governor call for a repeal of obamacare. does that sound familiar? that's coming up next. >>> first, getting live shots of secretary of state john kerry arriving in paris. that is after meeting with leaders in ukraine earlier today. more coming up. so we're up early. up late. thinking up game-changing ideas, like this: dozens of tax free zones across new york state. move here. expand here. or start a new business here... and pay no taxes for 10 years. with new jobs, new opportunities and a new tax free plan. there's only one way for your business to go. up. find out if your business can qualify at start-upny.com transferred money from his before larry instantly bank of america savings account to his merrill edge retirement account. before he opened his first hot chocolate stand calling winter an "underserved season". and before he quit his friend's leaf-raking business for "not offering a 401k." larry knew the importance of preparing for retirement. that's why when the
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of chris christie. new documents released thursday show playful tax plotting to make travel difficult for a rabbi and he text her last august saying the rabbi has officially p-d me off and clearly we cannot cause traffic problems in front of his house, can we and he answered flights to tel-a-viv mysteriously del delayed and they sent the e-mails about the george washington bridge plot. they will learn about bill and hillary front nominations and the library will release about 5,000 pages of documents from the clinton white house. the documents include confidential advice given to president clinton including communications within first lady hillary clinton and the papers will be posted online by the national archives with paper copies being made available at the clinton library. more than 30,000 documents could soon be released. attorney general eric holder is resting at home this morning after spending some time in the hospital for chest pains on thursday. holder felt faint and short of breath during a meeting with staff members and treated for an elevated heart rate and told he is fe
. >> what we had was the e-mails, this one guy, new jersey businessman, political bundler, close to chris christie, has -- wants to meet with somebody at the white house about a legal problem he's having with the federal agency. on january 28th, jon carson, executive director of ofa sets up a meeting at caribou coffee. the very next day, according to the e-mails, kasmir writes an e-mail to samantha, i have a 100 k solid for dinner with the president last week. >> very quickly, this is when the system -- the fund-raisers get paid by commission. >> yeah. >> and everybody wonders how do corners get cut. the way the incentives work make it so that in many cases the fund-raisers -- an executive director can say these are our rules. fund-raiser who is getting paid based on how much money they raise will incentivize to cut corners. >> that's true. in the entire world -- >> this is why this is such a -- all of this is basically a corruptible -- it's so easy to see how you get corrupted even if your intention isn't to do it. >> i think there will be a lot more looking at how this world operates in
fox news poll has a steep decline for new jersey governor chris christie. only 24% believe now he would make a good president. twice that amount think he would not. there's a slight drop-off for hillary clinton. 50% approval, down five points from last year. why would the cia spy on the senate intelligence committee? >>> first, why does the obama administration want to spend twice as much as necessary to treat cancer patients? when jake and i first set out on our own, we ate anything. but in time you realize the bett you eat, the better you feel. these days we both eat smarter. and i give jake purina cat chow naturals. made with real chicken and salmon, anit's high in protein like aow cat's natural diet. and no added artificial flavors. we've come a long way. and whatever's ahead, we'll be there for each other. naturally. purina cat chow naturals. ♪ ♪ ♪ to nbcuniversal's coveragens of the biggest loser olympic winter games ever, with the most coverage of the most events on every device. and the most hours of streaming video on the nbc sports live extra app, including the x1
chris christie. police were told it was closed due to a traffic study that never existed. governor chris christie apologised. numerous people apologised and have been indicted since the investigations began. >> they were secret for 13 years, now the distrets of bill clinton were reveemed. 4,000 -- revealed. 4,000 copies of speeches, schedules and talking points have been released. some review an effort to humanize hillary clinton - advising her to be real and relax. >> seers is checking to see if it fell victim to a data breach pt the secret service is leading an investigation into app attack, after attacks on other retailers target the markets late last year. seers is operating nearly 2500 brick and more tar stores in the united states and canada. >> businesses across the country is taking steps to protect the private information of their customers. as a result of the data breach at target and neiman marcus, target learnt a hard lesson. >> target wants to make its credit card smarter sooner. chelsea johnson has not used her target card or any credit card at target. we told her about the
between bridget kelly, a former agent of governor chris christie, and david wildstein, whom christie appointed to the port authority. wildstein expresses frustration with a prominent new jersey rabbi. kelly replies, "we cannot cause traffic problems in front of his house, can we?" this comes just six days after kelly's infamous e-mail to wildstein, "time for some traffic problems in ft. lee." the documents also show that wildstein was on the george washington bridge on the first day of those what seem to be politically motivated lane closures. >>> all right, today, new documents expected from the clinton presidential library, 5,000 pages of previously unreleased papers, including confidential communications between former president bill clinton and his advisers and possible communications involving former first lady hillary clinton that could play a role if she decides to run in 2016. it's just the beginning, really. 25,000 more pages are expected in the coming weeks. >> people will be poring through these. >>> all right, breaking news overnight out of los angeles. former nfl star da
in new jersey, kazmir, who's actually a chris christie guy, a republican bundler. but he had his own problems with the government. he's being sued by a federal agency, opec, over $2.5 million loan. he gets -- he approaches john carson, the executive director of ofa, talks about -- >> former white house official. >> former white house official himself. carson sets him up in a meeting with a white house official, the chief of staff of his former office. look, there's no evidence anything came of it. in fact, the white house says that, you know, abraham, the white house official, extricated himself. but it does raise questions, when you set up a group like this -- >> the access. >> -- people are going to come, a magnet for people seeking favors from the government. >> seeking access. michael isikoff, great reporting. good work, sir. thank you very much. >>> up next, the academy awards are two days away. we'll take a "deep dive" into the true story behind "american hustle," the sting operation that took down a senator and a handful of congressmen, and caught up with a lot of the key play
. the inheriter of gop establishment front runner mantle in the wake of new jersey governor chris christie's demise. the problem, as we've noted, is that walker's got his own baggage. now, we've been going through these e-mails and there have been some that suggest that walker knew more than he let on about the mixing of official governing and campaigning that some of his staff were convicted for because, well, it is illegal in wisconsin. but to my mind the most damning documents are these right wing e-mail forwards that were sent amongst his staff, particularly this one. this morning i went to sign my dogs up for welfare. at first the lady said dogs are not able to draw welfare so i explained to her my dogs are mixed in color, unemployed, lazy, can't speak english and have no friging clue who their daddies are. expect me to feed them, provide them with housing, medical care and feel guilty because they are dogs. so she looked in her policy book to see what it takes to qualify. my dogs get their first checks on friday, damn, this is a great country. well, joan walsh has a great piece that
, trying to get anywhere this winter has been absolutely a nightmare, it's been exhausting, governor chris christie closed state offices, told new jersey residents to be careful. my colleague ron allen is checking the commute in atlantic city, new jersey, how's it looking on the roads there, ron? >> looking pretty bad. pretty bleak, chris. there's several inches of snow on the road and some plows going by, salt trucks, new jersey does seem to have enough of that this time around, but it's pretty bad out here. fortunately, a lot of people are staying at home. this is atlantic city, new jersey. as you look ahead of us, you can see this is usually boardwalks and beaches and all that sort of thing. it's nothing like that today. it's just a complete white situation down here. it's supposed to snow on until the early afternoon. the forecast called for as much as eight inches or so here. we're not sure how much they've gotten, probably a few inches on the ground already. schools are closed, businesses are closed here, and it's similar in delaware and philadelphia where the mayor closed schools la
but not injured. >> a big deadline today for two former staffers of governor chris christie. briget kelly and bill steppen, both fired, have refused to comply with subpoenas in the bridgegate investigation. today their lawyers will defend their refusal and explain why they don't have to turn over documents. kelly cut ties with chris christie after her infamous e-mail, "time for traffic problems in ft. lee." >> a high ranking former al qaeda spokesman, sulaiman abu ghaith, will go on trial today. critics have argued the trial should be held in a military court. >> and good morning, my friends, you look amazing given the long night. >> oh, what long night? it's just an early morning, that's all it is. let's take a look at the oscar edition of what's trending. the searing period drama "12 years a slave" won best picture, making it the first movie from a black director to win the academy's highest honor. after dominating the award season, matthew mcconaughey won the best actor award for his riveting performance in "dallas buyers include," cate blanchett earned top honors for her role in "blue jasmine.
. responding officers shot and killed the suspect. >> new jersey governor chris christie trying to shift focus from bridgegate. he will hold will the townhall today. a report last month blamed the state for miss handling thousands of dollars of recovery money requests. this as attorneys for the former campaign manager say he is now being investigated by federal agents for any role he may have had for the shutdown of lanes on the garage washington bridge. >>> we'll keep dipping back to ukraine. but we do also have to follow what's going on here with the extreme cold grip strange link the northeast this morning. these records date back to the 1800s. take a look at the map. how bad can it get? indra petersons knows it all. indra? >> it's actually march now. we're still talking about the jet stream doing all the way doing even into the southeast. this morning, indianapolis, still single digits. burlington without a windchill looking at subzero temperatures. we're talking about temperatures currently below freezing. we have already broke records. we continue to see these record-breaking morning low
are not important. host: you have been very critical of chris christie and his administration when it comes to the new work, new jersey school district. what is your complaint? christie is the boss of the new works will -- newark schools. he put in a superintendent who does not want to listen to the community. she took away a bunch of things that were put into improve our schools, because you do not agree with the. m. she has suggested a new plan that would totally rock that -- that would the chartercalize schools, and then roll over the contract that she said is absolutely imperative for doing the work that she and the government said you needed to do in newark. sittinge the superintendent you actually have to listen to the people that you serve, not pretend that they are not important. what we have said, is listen to the people. do the things that we know work and schooling, not just give the schools to private prayers -- purveyors. that is basically why we have written a letter to chris christie zhang listen to people. listen to the reasons why people are upset with her, do not ignore it
times about chris christie saying he is not worried about politics now. he was quoted yesterday in new jersey saying my name is not going to be in the ballot again in this state. it said that he would be in a statewide series of town hall style meetings intended to build pressure on lawmakers to take action on public worker benefits, which consume 90% of all new spending in the governor's proposed budget for fiscal year 2015. hillary clinton saying that in florida on wednesday night, the path for the nation' will lies in the broadening of participation of women, the poor, young people, and other disadvantaged people in the public debate. brian, columbus, ohio. republican caller. caller: thank for taking my call. i had a comment about the infrastructure. while i was on hold, you are talking about --. there is a show that was on a while ago. it talked about the crumbling of america. it is basically an advertisement for which you are talking about. it is a national security thing. it is needed. i was going to make a comment about how -- we are already 17 trillion in debt. it seems it will
effect does this have on the probe into members of chris christie's administration. >>> a frantic rescue caught on tape after an avalanche roars through a neighborhood. why is one person calling it incredible anyone came out alive. >>> and wasted. the shocking numbers behind a new study on how much food americans throw away. >>> hello, everyone, it's high noon here in the east, 9:00 a.m. out west. welcome to "weekends with alex witt." breaking news out of russia, where the russian parliament has approved vladimir putin's request to use troops in the crimea region of ukraine. putin says the move is needed to protect a russian military base there, as well as ethnic russians living in the region. let's go to nbc's jim maceda with the very latest on this. jim, let's get the latest. are we seeing something that could be another cold war brewing here between the u.s. and russia, ultimately? >> reporter: alex, well, the first sign things were going seriously south today was this morning when russian foreign minister sergei lavrov said that ukrainian power militaries actually attacked the minist
jeb bush at the top of the race. given chris christy's trouble. do you think jeb bush is the only case. i think governor penn out of indiana - i'm not going to write-off governor christy. he's going through trouble. it's too early. again, the party i think that if you look at the states that you need to win, florida first and foremost. jeb bush is loved. it's an interesting race if it was jeb bush versus hillary clinton. choices are very, narrow. i think you have something else to say on bill clinton, and i want to make sure we get back to that. bill clinton is one of the most popular political figures of our time. >> hillary clinton is one of the most respected women in the world. jeb bush is ahead in the polls. that's the name people know. the only reason jeb bush is ahead. when he talks about policies. there's a war. jeb bush will be a victim. when jeb and the tea party go out with him. he'll be in big trouble. >> in the party, there's a war. the tea party versus mainstream republicans. when it comes to the next election will it be a thorn that the side. it was pretty much subdued c
. >> is it wide open, is that different than it was before? chris christie, where does he rank among the people who have thrown their hat in the ring potentially? >> becky, i think he's still very much in the game. he won with 65% of the vote in new jersey, democrat state. i think he did it through the way you're going to win a general election at the national level, which is reaching out to groups that maybe aren't traditionally republican, getting independent voters to understand republicans have a better message on how to create jobs and get this economy moving. i think he's still going to be a player. >> great. senator, thanks. we appreciate it. >> thanks, guys. >> safe travels tomorrow. >> take care, joe. >> spring training, joe, first reds game was yesterday. they won. >> oh, good. i'm still getting over last year, the pirates. god almighty. >> starting strong. >>> when we return, tom friedman will join us. we'll talk politics, the economy, ukraine and much, much more. that will take to us the data points of the morning, durable goods and jobless claims will be our focus or investors. thi
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